The Power Team of Grand Forks

Anthony Morando

General Manager
Anthony Morando started his coaching career as a graduate assistant strength coach at Boston College from 2006 to 2008. There, he assisted the coach, implemented training programs and upgraded nutrition and performance programs. Later, Morando became the head strength and conditioning coach at Boston University for the men’s hockey and women’s golf programs from 2011 until 2015. In addition to his Boston University athletes, Morando managed and trained professional hockey players during the summer months and ran an annual camp in August. He was also a strength and conditioning coach for over six years at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. In 2014, Morando spent time with the San Jose Sharks during their development camp. He and his wife, Monique, reside in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and have two boys.

Amanda Leavy

Physical Therapist
Amanda Leavy graduated from the University of North Dakota (UND) in 2006 with her doctorate in physical therapy. Leavy comes to Sanford POWER with 15 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy. She is a strength and conditioning specialist, board-certified in sports physical therapy and certified in the Graston Technique. She has been a mentor for the University of North Dakota sports physical therapy residency since 2017. Her professional interests include working with active individuals and athletes of all ages and helping them reach their full potential. Leavy enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, doing CrossFit, running and watching UND hockey.

Kyle Casillas

Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Kyle Casillas spent over eight years in the United States Marine Corps, where he served as an infantryman in a light armored reconnaissance battalion on three deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also spent three years as a combat instructor in tactics, weapon employment and physical training. Casillas has spent time coaching the football program at the University of Hawaii, worked independently at a private performance facility in Kailua, Hawaii, worked as a performance specialist at an EXOS facility and most recently coached remotely for Future, a fitness app. He has experience coaching a wide array of populations such as youth, general population, high school, military and collegiate athletes, as well as elite NFL and NHL athletes.

Marina O’Leary

Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Marina O’Leary earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of St. Thomas in 2019. She’s currently working on her doctor of physical therapy degree at the University of North Dakota and will graduate in spring 2023. She is a performance specialist certified coach. Before coming to Sanford POWER, O’Leary interned at EXOS in summer 2018 at Altru Sports Advantage. She then worked as a performance specialist at Altru Sports Advantage for over a year. While there, O’Leary worked with various populations from high school athletes, adult athletes, youth athletes and everyone in between.